“Dynasties” Endangered Species Series Newly Available from BBC Studios

BBC Studios has recently released Dynasties (DVD: 2 discs, $29.98; Blu-ray: 4 discs, $49.99), which takes viewers deep into the lives of five of the world’s most celebrated and endangered animals: chimpanzee, Emperor penguin, lion, painted wolf, and tiger. BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit took a new approach on Dynasties by focusing on one specific family of each endangered species, and the team behind Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II spent over four years capturing authentic moments that even experts have not witnessed. With Sir David Attenborough’s powerful storytelling, viewers will witness how human civilization affects the very animals with whom they empathize. Bonus features include a “making-of” documentary, featuring interviews with the production crew and a behind-the-scenes look into each episode.